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" He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all. "
The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles ... - Page 264
1830
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Walter Scott: The Making of the Novelist

Jane Millgate - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 223 pages
...Marquis of Montrose; see, for example, his letter to Lady Abercorn ot 9 September 1809: 'He either tears his fate too much / Or his deserts are small / Who dares not put it to the touch / To win or lose it all' (L n, 239). See also his quotation of the same stanza in the 1830 Introduction...
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The Devil's Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce - Reference - 1996 - 254 pages
...Democratic politicians. Fear, n. A sense of the total depravity of the immediate future. He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch Who'd rather pass than call. Earl ofMontrose Feast, n. A festival. A religious celebration usually...
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Dispelling chemical industry myths

Trevor A. Kletz - Science - 1996 - 200 pages
...well-known verse by James Graham1: He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all. (The poet was writing about love, where his philosophy may be justified, but this is not always made...
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The Mark of the Scots: Their Astonishing Contributions to History, Science ...

Duncan A. Bruce - History - 1998 - 368 pages
...Scotland's greatest soldiers, Montrose was also an accomplished poet. His most famous verse runs: "He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To win or lose it all."6 Hamish Hamilton British-American publisher who was an airplane pilot and rowed...
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The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce - Humor - 2010 - 440 pages
...Democratic politicians. Fear, n. A sense of the total depravity of the immediate future. He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch — Who'd rather pass than call. Earl ofMontrose. Feast, n. A festival. A religious celebration usually...
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Plays Unpleasant

George Bernard Shaw - Drama - 2000 - 291 pages
...he begins to declaim gracefully] He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch To gain or lose it all. The cottage door opens whilst he is reciting; and Vivie and Praed come in. He breaks off. Praed puts...
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Masters Track and Field: A History

Leonard T. Olson - Sports & Recreation - 2000 - 320 pages
...the Marquis de Montrose, who said: "He either fears his fate too much, or his deserts are small, that dares not put it to the touch to gain or lose it all!" Morrow, a World War II veteran of the Canadian Navy, specializes in the hurdles. But he's been thinking...
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A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre

Anne (Siti Theatre Company New York Bogart, USA), Anne Bogart - Performing Arts - 2001 - 155 pages
...alleviates the risk of failure but at the same time there is also no possibility of advancement. He either fears his fate too much Or his deserts are small Who dares not put it to the torch To win or lose it all. I learned about the Japanese word irimi while studying Aikido, a Japanese...
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Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century

Ignatius Donnelly - Fiction - 2003 - 275 pages
...part first, stanza 2, lines 5-8. The last three lines should run: "Or his deserts are small, / That dares not put it to the touch, / To gain or lose it all." CHAPTER 23 (Pages 153-58) 1. In Greek mythology Danae was a princess who, after being impregnated by...
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Living with Depressive Illness and Finding Joy Again: A Holistic Approach

Edward T. Dunn - Health & Fitness - 2005 - 70 pages
...Lady of the Lake, states of the need to take a risk, necessary to be creative, as follows: He either fears his fate too much Or his deserts are small Who dares not put it to the test? To gain or lose it all. (Editorial: As a college teacher of holistic health, I have come to believe...
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